I'm sure your parents at some point, hopefully, said that lying was bad. That's easy to understand. But lying is also time-consuming and energy sapping as you try to maintain all your lies.
But lies are also expensive.
In order to keep his mistress/baby mama quiet John Edwards paid her $9,000 a month. CASH. Let's do the math:
$9,000 a month = $2,250 a week
$9,000 a month = $300 a day
$9,000 a month = $12.50 an hour (No overtime...)
and, most importantly...
$9,000 a month = $108,000 a year
There are CEOs of major companies that don't earn that much per year. And she squeezed $108,000 a year out of John Edwards because he didn't know what a condom was and didn't wanna admit it to the world. While having a wife struggling with cancer.
That, my friend, is some expensive semen.
Oh, by the way, he's on trial for potentially using campaign funds to obstruct justice. The fact that he's on trial for this and no other politicians are is laughable, for certain.